Genymotion

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Genymotion is an Android emulator for building and testing Android apps that offers pre-configured devices with the ability to also create your own custom devices.

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Genymotion review by Axel M.
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"Best alternative to slow android studio avd"

What do you like best?

Genymotion is very easy to use to begin with. It also gives developers access to different devices of different android versions that consumes less ram than android avds in android studio. Genymotion also lets me to easily set dummy device location while testing location aware mobile applications.

What do you dislike?

Genymotion is the best alternative to the slow android avds in android studio. It saves me time so I would only reccommend it to those still using android studio avds instead of genymotion.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a faster android emulator to test, build and debugg android applications just go for genymotion. Its faster and easily integrates with android studio. In short am just trying to help you save time and increase productivity.

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I have used Genymotion in building, debugging and testing android applications. Its easy to integrate with the current version of android studio, its fast not like the android emulators thats comes with android studio, its easy to add new devices and its also easy to install gapps.

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Genymotion review by Mwangi W.
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"Best android emulator for testing and debugging"

What do you like best?

I have been using genymotion for more than three years now while developing android applications with android studio. Genymotion consumes less computer resources compared to other android virtual devices and also emulates most of device features. In the current edition genymotion is also easy to connect with local web servers such as wamp, xampp and lamp. Its also easy to add more android virtual devices to test an android application in as many android versions as possible.

What do you dislike?

Genymotion is my favorite android emulator and I do not find anything I dislike in it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Genymotion is the best android emulator to use while debugging and testing android applications. It consumes less computer resourses and avails many real android devices to a developer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Genymotion have been an important tool whenever we are developing android applications. Its makes the processes of testing and debugging very easy making every develper more productive.

What Mobile App Testing solution do you use?

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Genymotion review by Ian C.
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"Easy to get started android emulator"

What do you like best?

I really love how quickly I can set up an android emulator and start testing my code. I can select from a myriad of devices to emulate, which mostly just changes a "skin" that wraps the phone and the resolution that the app(s) run in. Very quick to get started.

What do you dislike?

I can't stand how limited the free version is for development. I can't save any kind of settings (like a location on the GPS between different sessions of testing). I considered buying a license to get unrestricted, but the price of the license was too high to justify an annual subscription. I would have preferred to purchase the software outright over subscribing at such an astronomical price. Also, it turns out that the emulator runs android in x86 mode only as opposed to emulating a mobile process, which leads to phantom bugs that don't show in the emulator but do show on device.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's quick and easy to get up and running since all you have to do is select which device you want to emulate, and initially it was faster to run apps in Genymotion because it ran Android in x86 mode as opposed to trying to emulate a mobile processor. However, the native android emulator provided with the android SDK has advanced leaps and bounds in the last year and a half and can perform emulated mobile processor at a much faster speed now, and is just as easy to get started with. There is no longer a need to use Genymotion, and it's far too expensive to get started with. They will only continue to increase their pricing because with the free (and better) Android SDK emulator being available for commercial use Genymotion will need to price gauge their existing customers to stay in business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to test android software quickly and efficiently.

Genymotion review by jim p.
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"A faster alternative to Android Virtual Device Manager"

What do you like best?

If you are looking for a testing platform for your android apps, your options are the AVD that comes with Android Studio, running android on a virtual machine or a standalone application like Genymotion.

While AVD is a very capable option, Genymotion offers some clear advantages, the main ones being speed and stability.

Its speed is closest to a real device, from boot time to app usage. Other unique features that Genymotion has are: simulate a GPS, use your computer's webcam as android cam and simulate battery levels.

You can select from many pre-configured android devices and choose on which android version you'd like to test your app.

I've never had any stability issues, which can happen with AVD at times.

Genymotion works on Windows, Mac and Linux. Its system requirements are modest, so any computer purchased in the last few years will run it comfortably. Installation is easy, however you must have Oracle's VirtualBox installed on your machine.

The user interface may not be as polished as Google's AVD, but it still looks nice, clear and easy to use.

The price for the personal version is reasonable (there is a more limited free version available).

What do you dislike?

The main "con" is that Google's Android Virtual Device Manager is available for free and is a very good option that does most of what Genymotion does.

Genymotion is not available on older versions of Windows (XP/Vista or any 32 bit Windows).

You have to create an account in order to use the free version. which is something I don't like.

There is no ARM support,no Android Wear support.

While Google's AVD always has the latest version of Android, Genymotion requires some time until it supports the latest versions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give Genymotion a try if you are looking for a faster and more stable platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

If you are looking for the fastest nd most stable Android testing platform, Genymotion should be in your short list.

Testing and debugging on multiple android devices and versions with ease.

Genymotion review by Pedro M.
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"Easy to use Android Virtual Device Manager"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use. It's really amazing how quickly you can setup an android simulator and start testing any code. Genymotion offers a lot of speed and stability.

I'ts great that it works on Windows, Linux and Mac. Installation is super easy, however you must have Oracle's VirtualBox on your machine.

What do you dislike?

First of all, I don't like the fact that you have to create an account to use the free version even if this version has so many limitations for development options.

It's not available for older versions of Windows (XP/VIsta) or any 32 bit Windows.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a great, speed and efficient tool for Android Developer.

It's also a very good tool for a Virtual Android.

Doesn't work for production.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing and debugging.

There is no better and faster emulator.

Genymotion review by Iain S.
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"Best android emulator available "

What do you like best?

Doesn't crash like the other emulators I have used, has big selection of devices and good features like gps mapping. They keep up todate with the latest version of Android usually a couple of days after a version release. Can emulator device features like camera, GPS, battery levels, Phone capabilities, network conditioning.

What do you dislike?

Nothing it's a great product. The performance is great and the selection of devices is great too latest devices are always availability.

Occasionally crashes on my macbook when left for a long period of time e.g. 3-4 days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Update this product regularly as the updates are great too. Requires virtual box when installing so keep that updated too.

Try to only have a couple of emulators at the one time as they take up large amounts of hard drive space, I limit my self to 1-2 and just delete and re-add as needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running a simulator to test android applications in a quick manner. Emulating device features with out having to buy all the android devices.

Genymotion review by Antonio R.
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"Multiplatform, Android Virtual Machines"

What do you like best?

It has multiple Virtual Machines for multiple Android Versions, from the old gingerbread to currently beta Android N, and it emulates a broad amount of Android Devices, phones and tablets.

You can also make your own android devices with the specs you require to run your apps, (granted you have the resources on your host machine)

What do you dislike?

It can be a little tough to test Google Play Functionality but you can flash GAPPS with the included flashing functionality.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Flash the ARM translation package to run ARM apps on the x86 VMs, replace the Superuser app with a different one from Google Play

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to test and debug mobile apps on the same machine you are developing them, it shortens a lot of the the development time time, it also helps with QA with the included QA functionality

Genymotion review by Le T.
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"Best app for android test as real devices"

What do you like best?

I really like this product. Emulation of android has good performance and quality. It runs fast, lightweight and easy to use, easy to setup.

It also provide free use for single developer.

I can test my app on many devices and don't need to buy real devices to see how my app runs.

They also provide plugin to work with many IDE like Android Studio, Eclipse...

Thank gennymotion.

What do you dislike?

some games and app cannot run on genny motion because of arm. It is not fault of gennymotion, but if it could be better is more welcome.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use gennymotion for save time & money to debugging, testing your apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I develops many android apps, and this product help me test on many difference environments of real devices.

I save many money because don't need to buy real devices to test.

Genymotion review by Sorabh S.
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"Genymotion, awesome tool"

What do you like best?

Its just too fast. Performance is too Good, and easy to use. Especially Sensor emulation is too Good. It really helps to keep the app code clean.

Previously we used to invest a lot in procuring hardware devices and testing on multiple device ranges, Genymotion now actually eased up testing automation along, and reducing time to market of apps.

What do you dislike?

There are not much cons this product do have but its too much costly. should be little cheaper. Still It costs equivalent of having hardware devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must have tool if you want to pace up mobile development, instead of multiple connected devices and tangling wires, genymotion just suffice your requirements.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are making location based apps to help users identify and report city roads wreckage, city water logging, report stray animals

Genymotion review by Luis Felipe A.
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"Excelent Emulation for app testing with Linux mint"

What do you like best?

I like genymotion because it is an application excelent when I want to play my favorites games in Android from my computer directly. In genymotion is posible emulate any smarthphone and version of Android. Also it is the only one working with Linux SO.

What do you dislike?

Some versions of android available don't have gapps compatible. This is a problem when I want to install some applications or games using google play.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend that minimize increasingly using RAM memory.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Genymotion is very important for testing Android apps from my computer with Linux Mint OS, especially because this Emulator is the only one that working on Linux in this moment.

Genymotion review by Gauri G.
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"I have been using this for personal and profession application testing."

What do you like best?

It actually starts a device emulator like i have plugged in actual device to my computer, the installation of application through adb works like piece of cake.

You get real feel of devices like some apps i work with need a particular VPN connection and the emulator picks up same internet as my laptop, not requiring any specific configuration.

What do you dislike?

Thats a tough one to answer, the one thing though (for all i know its related to ADB install) the custom tablets don't pick my app that well sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's very important to test on most of well selling devices since there might that difference by .1 on a certain device which you want/need to change. At the same time, we can't buy all the devices we want to develop for in that case genymotion is just the thing you're looking for.

If you're learning android development and don't want to mess up your personal phone/tablet with all the settings related to allowing third party installation et al, genymotion is just the tool to come in handy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I started using it as part of my personal training of react-js android development. I really liked it at that point.

Soon after that at work, i was moved on a project with android-ios developement. As i work from home on certain occasions and don't always have access to physical devices genymotion comes as huge help to me. (In some cases you need to be logged in to device, the chrome emulator doesn't work in that case so genymotion is cool in that aspect)

Genymotion review by Luis M. G.
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"Best "

What do you like best?

I like the emulator performance you got with Genymotion. I also like the different devices you can try on and the integration with the OS (for instance, copying and pasting text from your PC to the Android emulation is seamless. Also installing apk files to the Genymotion emulator with the drag-and-drop is practical). Its user interface is really easy to use and even the inexperienced user can install and have it running in seconds! Having the most commercial images is another plus of using Genymotion, because you can quickly discard possible issues in the most used devices. Be able to create custom devices is also appreciated, because you can test your apps in more specific or odd devices.

What do you dislike?

Some features are closed in the free versions, but you can live with that if you are an independent developer. Those features are more focused for business niche, which can afford them. For example, in the free version you have to redownload the images when a new Genymotion version is released to enjoy all the provided features and make it compatible with that new version,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Genymotion is really easy to install and run. Your development and QA procedures will benefit from Genymotion emulator. It's a must!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm an independent developer, thus the main benefit of using Genymotion is you don't need extra or expensive hardware to run recent images or most used Android devices, as you would need with Google's standard emulator .

Genymotion review by Minh N.
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"Incredibly useful for Android app development"

What do you like best?

First, maybe it's worth mention that I'm not a native Android developer, but I've been building a lot of Android apps based on Cordova (you know, hybrid app with web stack toolset) and hence, have to find ways to make life easier. Genymotion is really a helpful tool I can find

* Incredibly fast! Also, it's easy to setup and use, handy and useful for non-Android developers

* A whole lot of devices, installing by just one click, very handy to test and compare cross devices. We even have OEM customized build installed, pretty friendly.

* Just like connecting your real devices to computer via a cable, with full root access via adb, remote debugging (for web views) with Chrome ...

* Nice and handy mocks, especially useful for testing

What do you dislike?

No such a thing called dislike, indeed. But maybe the price of it, I myself prefer one-time payment instead of annually charge, but it's merely preference, and I don't really need those extra features all the time, especially for testing hybrid mobile apps across multiple devices.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommended, a pretty good Android emulator. If it's not for production, Genymotion is also a good tool for a virtual Android (trying out a software, playing a Android-only game, etc ..)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Genymotion in my everyday hybrid mobile app development (with Cordova), handy, fast and useful.

Also, it's funny, I use it as my personal Android device when I don't have my real devices by my side, for shopping online with in-app promos.

Genymotion review by Damian D.
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"Learning Android Development + Genymotion's functionalities = Best developing experience"

What do you like best?

Fast and reliable Android virtual devices.

Learning how to develop native android applications with the virtual device Android Studio provides can be a hassle, it hangs, may not load your changes properly often and so on.

Genymotion brings lots of utilities virtualization related that will help you through your debugging and testing process.

What do you dislike?

If you're working with a sort of old computer, it won't work at its best, it will freeze a lot and most of the time, will make your work harder. It should either not allow you to run it if you don't fill certain computer specifications or have a low-end mode.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing and testing native android applications.

The main benefit is having a faster deployment time and a real, pure android running the app.

Genymotion review by Roberto O.
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"Android emulated in the right way"

What do you like best?

The first thing that really catches your perception is how amazingly and incredibly fast Genymotion is: from the very first time, you will notice that is really like having Android running on a real device, while it is emulated using VirtualBox. Moreover, you get a full set of tools that will make your life easier, first of which the network conditioner, that can help you troubleshooting your connectivity service without external proxies.

What do you dislike?

As a user of both the personal and the business licence, I don't really like the gap between the two accounts: while they keep on adding tools into the business account, they leave the personal one behind, so that new users cannot have a true scent of what Genymotion is. Moreover, the idea of indie developer would be great, but the fact that is billed annually with a higher cost than expected is scaring a lot of developers. Last thing, the lack of Play Services (you can install it anyway) is something you don't really want when you need to test Google Services

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need a tool for your Android Developer (or related) career, just go straight to Genymotion. And purchase the Indie license. It might look expensive but is it really, compared to the cost of all the other softwares that you would need?

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As an Android Developer, you cannot really test your app on every device around. You need a better and faster tool. And this is what Genymotion is. Either with the free, indie or business license, there is no better and faster emulator around

Genymotion review by Alejandro S.
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"Good phone virtualizer"

What do you like best?

It is a really good application to emulate almost any phone or tablet, so you can have any resolution of phone and see if and application created on it can run or display good. it is really fast, comparing with other emulators I have worked

What do you dislike?

The price is a little to high and a few times I got an error which I cannot use a virtualized phone. Maybe is my PC, but it does not specify. I have not search for a solution either way, could be easy but it is possible for this to happen. Also you need Virtual box to run this application, I use VMWare mostly, it should work with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is really a good phone emulator. You can find almost any new phone and version and run any application. Definitely if you are looking to try an app in many phones, this is your program.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to display and app on many devices to see if it works properly on them. As far as we see it works pretty well with the virtual and with the real phone indeed. Just by having this application you can emulate any phone.

Genymotion review by Laurent R.
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"Best emulators for Android apps!"

What do you like best?

GenyMotion definitely has the best emulators for Android development. It boots much much faster than the official Android emulator (that are pretty terrible in my opinion). You also can have multiple running at once without them killing your computer like the Android ones. I like the breadth of devices that they offer as well.

What do you dislike?

So far, nothing about those emulators. I do miss the free pricing that they used to offer, but I definitely understand why they charge for them now.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Stay with it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

GenyMotion makes it easy to test Android applications as you are developing them. Although Android offers their official Emulators, GenyMotion does it much better. It allows me to save a lot of time booting up the emulators and testing on different devices. Genymotion can also be a replacement for testing on actual devices, which end up being pretty costly. I wouldn't recommend not testing on real, physical devices, but it is a great place to start until the Android application closer to being finished.

Genymotion review by Rebecca T.
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"Straightforward device simulator"

What do you like best?

Genymotion is extremely easy to get up and running.

What do you dislike?

If anything, the UI is a little bit unpleasant.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Genymotion as a mobile developer to test the apps I'm building. The biggest benefit is being able to test an app on a wide variety of virtual devices within one platform.

Genymotion review by Nishant S.
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"Highly performant and easy to use emulator"

What do you like best?

The speed, performance and the ease of use are the best features. Plus the ability to resize the emulator screen is an added advantage. Also support for camera is very good.

The ability to integrate in a continuous server is simple at the same time powerful.

The IDE plugins make it even more reachable.

Command Line support is exactly in support of most of the android developers.

What do you dislike?

The fact that google has updated their emulators with network throttling , Genymotion is still lagging behind.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are in need of simplifying your development process and reduce time just go for Genymotion

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps to emulate the app we are developing on multiple devices. The easy to jump into landscape mode and portrait mode

Genymotion review by Robinson A.
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"Android developers must have!"

What do you like best?

As a rookie android developer, the current state of the Android Studio virtualization suite is still new and sometimes bug. I got Genymotion as a virtualization enviroment for my application debugging. Haven't looked back to the standard Android Studio AVDs.

What do you dislike?

It can't be run on low-end pcs, even if you have a nice amount of ram and a decent CPU it can take forever to boot a virtual device. Looking forward some fixes about this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're into Android Development or you're looking to get into it, i encourage you to give Genymotion a try when creating a virtual device to testing. It will save you a lot of time and headaches.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Android Studio's device virtualization can be a pain and sort of bug sometimes. Using Genymotion i can easily debug my applications in no time, adb connection is just perfect and no issues at the moment.

Genymotion review by Mohammed E.
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"The best emulator yet!"

What do you like best?

I use Mac for development and use split screen with Android Studio and Genymotion emulator, its very nice fast, reliable, good features, drag and drop

What do you dislike?

sometime when i put my device to sleep and comeback after a while, the emulator is running fine, but the pipe to adb is broken, i think this is the main issue for me, so i had to restart the emulator again to make it work

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The time when Genymotion presented there was no other good option, the native or the official emulator for Android development sucks and slow, and Genymotion was the best replacement for it.

Genymotion review by Jorge Alberto H.
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"Poor performance launching our native application"

What do you like best?

Easy to install the app, easy to sign up and easy to use the app.

What do you dislike?

Poor performance for native application, not able to log into the google play.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is good for responsive applications, but not good enough for native apps

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Portability - easy to access to real devices from anywhere.

Genymotion review by ronner m.
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"Genymotion"

What do you like best?

Everything I like .. because with this application could emulate an android on my PC so test applications without leaving you stop using the computer

What do you dislike?

nothing disgusts me , all excellent in this application , the best android emulator application I've tried

Recommendations to others considering the product

100 % recommended for all people who want faster when emulating a android on your computer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

many benefits because they do is emulate or run in desktop computers where they are creating applications , mobile devices generally require the most popular

Genymotion review by G2 Crowd User in Computer Software
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"Somewhat cumbersome for demoing software product"

What do you like best?

Used as an Android emulator, it's easy to rotate the screen and demonstrate how the product I'm selling adapts to the screen. It gives my team a lot of flexibility as we are able to demo our software online and close business.

What do you dislike?

It requires that I open multiple windows-- Genymotion + whatever device I'm using it to run. It becomes cumbersome and at times requires a full uninstall and reinstall cycle. Hard to install and set up initially.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have had better luck with Bluestacks, personally, but Genymotion does get the job done.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bringing technology into SMB, and Genymotion has helped us demonstrate the value over the computer-- without this product, inside sales would be capable of far less.

Genymotion review by User in Computer Software
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"Love the product! Fast emulators that closely follow AOSP."

What do you like best?

It is as fast as you can get on a x86 machine, and much much faster than official Google emulators that saves time for each apk installs and execution.

What do you dislike?

Genymotion doesn't always have the latest OS images available, there is usually a gap in the range of a few weeks to two months.

Recommendations to others considering the product

My apk install time using official arm emulator: 40 seconds, official x86 emulators: 10 seconds; genymotion: 2 seconds. 10 installs you saved 80 seconds of productive, in the zone time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As android developer, we need fast and reliable way to test our app against; Genymotion emulators reduced the turn around time in development cycle, as well as reduced a lot of test flakyness that you get with slower official emulators.

Genymotion review by Daniela A.
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"As an Android Jr Dev, Genymotion has made debugging a bliss."

What do you like best?

When you're working with Android Development you need to test your applications fast, hassle-free and within some parameters you might need. Genymotion will help you make that really easy to try, debug and present your applications without any kind of issue when setting up your desired virtual android.

What do you dislike?

The price can mean some real expenses if You're beginning into Android Development, luckily they offer a free version you can use to test and debug your applications without any kind of limitation.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Genymotion + Android Studio for Android development is the final IDE. I've been using it for months and haven't looked into the defaults virtualization environment of the IDE.

Genymotion review by Denis L.
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"Satisfied. GenyMotion Android emulator was pleasure to work with."

What do you like best?

Wide range of supported devices. Winning speed in comparison with native Android emulator. Intuitive UI.

What do you dislike?

You must be registered in order to download it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For Android emulation purposes without a doubts GenyMotion's is best in the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used GenyMotion Android emulator while working on mobile application based on Ionic framework. Basically Android SDK has native Android emulator but it was not even half as fast as GenyMotion's. For Android emulation purposes without a doubts GenyMotion's is best in the market.

Genymotion review by G2 Crowd User in Publishing
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"Advanced android emulator"

What do you like best?

Rebooting the device is quite fast and hence much less painful. Testing in general is much easier as it's comparatively faster than other emulators. Setting up part is also quite easy and one time thing to do. One can run multiple different devices virtually without actually testing them on physical devices.

What do you dislike?

There are other emulators provided by google which are free of cost. Though it's a nice tool to have but still some might not prefer spending extra money for speed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If price is not the concern then this tool is a must have as it makes debugging process quite easy considering it's speed.

Genymotion review by Andrew T.
Andrew T.
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"Rather good and convenient "

What do you like best?

You can simply drag and drop files to emulated device. They will be copied or installed whether it is .APK

What do you dislike?

You have to rebuild app twice to make changes apply. You cannot drag and drop if you started genymotion as administrator.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not start it under administrator account

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Develop apps. Genymotion is fast, and easy

Genymotion review by Jiahao L.
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"This is a much better emulator than the stock emulator"

What do you like best?

Emulator is much faster than the stock emulator provided from Android Studios.

Easy to setup virtual devices and use.

Polished, straightforward, and updated UI.

What do you dislike?

Needs Virtual Box software to start the virtual devices.

Using Geny Motion to sync with Android Studios or other IDEs may be a little bit confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prepare to spend some initial time for the setup process. Once that is complete, it's smooth sailing from there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For Android app development, I had used Geny Motion in place of the stock Android Studios emulator for the virtual devices for testing my apps.

Genymotion review by Egor A.
Egor A.
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"Great alternative to native Android emulators"

What do you like best?

Genymotion simulators are very fast compared to the Android emulators coming with the Android SDK. Additionally, Genymotion seems to be more robust than native emulators, I've experienced a lot less issues with Genymotion than with the emulators.

What do you dislike?

There's no straightforward solution for setting up Google Play Services on a Genymotion simulator. Most of the apps nowadays use Play Services, so it would be a huge improvement if Genymotion provided out-of-the-box support.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using Genymotion for active development, when I need to deploy the apps and test them quickly.

Genymotion review by Mohamed Z.
Mohamed Z.
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"Brilliant tool!"

What do you like best?

The best thing in my opinion is the optimization of this tool, run very quickly and dont stuck.

Other thing i like is the compatibility with many OS.

What do you dislike?

Truly i don't dislike something form this tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I wasn't having problem but this tool helps to have all in one screen.

Genymotion review by Cédric T.
Cédric T.
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"Perfect Android emulator"

What do you like best?

Fastest Android emulator available, easy to use plugin in Android Studio and lots of choice for device configuration

What do you dislike?

Must use addons to install google play services which is required by many application

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing mobile apps for customers

Genymotion review by G2 Crowd User in Internet
G2 Crowd User in Internet
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"Fast and easy to use"

What do you like best?

The fastest Android emulator in the market. Easy to setup and use. Free for personal use.

What do you dislike?

Somewhat quirky. If things are going well then that's awesome but if something starts to fail then debugging the issue is hard.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Emulation of Android apps. One of the biggest benefits is that I can do the testing using my laptop without a test phone.

Genymotion review by Constantine C.
Constantine C.
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"Genymotion - the best Android emulator"

What do you like best?

Easy to install and configurate emulated device. Good customer support.

What do you dislike?

New Android versions are very slow. For example, it's impossible to test application on Android 6.0.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Testing and debugging android applications. Genymotion faster than default Android emulator.

Genymotion review by User in Health, Wellness and Fitness
User in Health, Wellness and Fitness
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"Essential tool when developing Android Apps"

What do you like best?

Genymotion provides us with the means to develop Android apps fast, for many different OS versions, without the burden of needing android physical devices.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Maybe performance, it could always be faster.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Genymotion is an essential tool in our Android Apps development workflow. We develop Apps, so that definitely has an impact in our business.

Genymotion review by G2 Crowd User
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"Easy to use, has everything you need"

What do you like best?

Very easy to understand, customize and use.

What do you dislike?

Did not explore the full features, need to be a bit acquanited to get a clear view of what's unsatisfying.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing apps, making sure they meet the desing requirements and functional constraints.

Genymotion review by G2 Crowd User in Computer Software
G2 Crowd User in Computer Software
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"The best Android emulator around. "

What do you like best?

The speed is what I like the best. It's the reason use it.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's difficult to get running after having multiple VM products running.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it now.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has greatly enhanced the speed of Android development for me.

Kate from G2 Crowd

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